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5 Guidebooks to Take on your Next Grand Canyon Trip

5 Guidebooks to Take on your Next Grand Canyon Trip

The Exploration of the Colorado River and its Canyons: You gotta have it if you're going down the Grand. Perhaps the greatest first descent ever done, and the best river adventure narrative ever publi[...]

How to Throw a Switch Freewheel

How to Throw a Switch Freewheel

By Nick Troutman 1. Line it up: Turn around backwards and look over your shoulder to watch the entry. You want to be able to see the lip so you know when to throw the freewheel. 2. Get some speed: Get[...]

The Packraft Revolution

The Packraft Revolution

By Zak Podmore Packrafts are reviving wilderness boat travel. They excel at low flows, which sadly are becoming more common, and pair well with other sports like skiing, biking, canyoneering and backp[...]

The Trip of Your Lifetime

The Trip of Your Lifetime

“I hope that my endeavor has inspired many people to pursue their own dream, and above all to believe in themselves. If 67-year “young” can do it – you can do it!” — Trans-Atla[...]

Expedition Theater

Expedition Theater

By Jeff Moag For 19 days in January, the world stood transfixed as two men climbed a 3,000-foot granite face in Yosemite National Park. The duo were engaged in something that elite paddlers have been [...]

The End of Being Lost

The End of Being Lost

Jeff Moag The End of Being Lost Remember Ed Gillet, who steered his kayak from California to Hawaii in 1987 with nothing more than his wits and a plastic sextant? Do you really think the bossy little [...]

Paddling the Extremes

Paddling the Extremes

By Jeff Moag/Dave Shively “It is not correct to think these are future changes that will impact our children or their children. Rather, these changes can be detected now.” — Climate scientist Dr[...]

Longer, Faster, Lighter

Longer, Faster, Lighter

By Russell Henry My expedition around Vancouver Island was all about going fast, so I chose a boat that would help me achieve my goal—while at the same time being able to carry two weeks’ worth of[...]

Eric Larsen Ice Out

Eric Larsen Ice Out

By Doug Schnitzspahn Now that the only people who insist that the world’s ice isn’t melting are politicians on oil-company payrolls, let’s talk about what that means. Will we soon be paddling th[...]

Oceans of Whitewater

Oceans of Whitewater

By Neil Schulman Climate change will continue to shrink snowpack, resulting in shorter and less predictable whitewater seasons. Whitewater paddlers will migrate to ocean surf and rock gardens. Accordi[...]